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Water Intake

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Water Intake, Lake Elwell
Dean Hellinger photo

his water intake facility was built to provide water for the Anti-Ballistic Missile control center, 6 miles to the southwest of Tiber Dam. When construction of the ABM site was shut down following President Richard Nixon's Strategic Arms Limitation Talks with the Soviet Union in 1971, the water system was turned over to the Tiber Water District to provide water for domestic and farmstead use to six counties. It cannot carry enough water to irrigate crops.

--Joseph Mussulman

Tiber Dam Today
My Lai on the Marias

From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)